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Headword: Εἰς ὕδωρ σπείρειν
Adler number: epsiloniota,326
Translated headword: to sow seed into water
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those laboring in vain; like 'to write on water'.[1]
Greek Original:
Εἰς ὕδωρ σπείρειν: ἐπὶ τῶν μάτην πονούντων: ὡς τὸ καθ' ὕδατος γράφειν.
Zenobius 3.55, etc.
[1] For the latter see kappa 129; also epsiloniota 327 and epsilon 3238.
Keywords: botany; daily life; ethics; food; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 May 2003@05:30:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 31 July 2003@02:09:44.
David Whitehead (added note number; augmented keywords) on 31 July 2003@03:13:02.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2012@06:05:17.


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